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Brick from the fireplace of the Wheeler-Minot farmhouse, the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau, on Virginia Road in Concord, Massachusetts. The brick was first removed by Alfred Hosmer, who gave it to Samuel A. Jones, who passed it on to Edwin B. Hill, who gifted it to the Abernethy collection at Middlebury College. This is an image of the original object in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, Hosmer, Alfred W. (Alfred Winslow), 1851-1903, Wheeler-Minot...
Middlebury Special Collections
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Arrowhead found by Henry David Thoreau on Edmund Hosmer's farm in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau gave the arrowhead to Hosmer’s daughter, Eliza, who later gave it to Samuel A. Jones, a Thoreau collector, in August, 1890. This is an image of the original object in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, Hosmer, Edmund, 1798-1881, Arrowheads, Concord (Mass.), Realia
Paper cutter made from a shingle of the cabin at Walden Pond by a son of Daniel Ricketson, painted by his daughter, Anna, and presented to William Ellery Channing. This is an image of the original object in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, Paper cutters, Letter openers, Walden Pond (Middlesex County,...
Paper cutter painted by Sophia Thoreau and presented to Eliza Hosmer. This is an image of the original object in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, Thoreau, Sophia E., Hosmer, Eliza, Walden Pond (Middlesex County,...
Middlebury Special Collections
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Five pencils made in the Thoreau family pencil factory in Concord, Massachusetts, owned by John Thoreau, father of Henry David Thoreau. This is an image of the original object in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, Thoreau, John, 1787-1859, Pencils, Walden Pond (Middlesex County,...
Middlebury Special Collections
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Brick from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond cabin. It was retrieved from the site by Wade Van Dore, co-founder of the Thoreau Journal Quarterly , in 1920. Van Dore presented it to Middlebury College Professor Reginald L. Cook on August 26, 1972. This is an image of the original object in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, Cook, Reginald Lansing, 1903-1984, Dore, Wade Van, Walden Pond...
Formerly photograph #PA-71
Topics: RG0031, University Historical Materials Collection
Middlebury Special Collections
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Henry David Thoreau’s paper cutter. One of the furnishings of the cabin at Walden Pond. This is an image of the original object in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, Paper cutters, Letter openers, Walden Pond (Middlesex County,...
Middlebury Special Collections
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Section of the framing from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond cabin showing axe marks made by Thoreau using an axe he borrowed from Bronson Alcott. This is an image of the original object in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888, Framing, Walden Pond (Middlesex...
Formerly photograph #PA-198
Topics: RG0031, University Historical Materials Collection
Middlebury Special Collections
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Inkstand belonging to Henry David Thoreau, given to him by Elizabeth Hoar in May, 1843. It is likely that the inkstand was used at Walden Pond during Thoreau’s writing of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. This is an image of the original object in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, Hoar, E. H. (Elizabeth Hallett), 1822-1917, Inkstands, Walden Pond...
Formerly photograph #PA-147
Topics: RG0031, University Historical Materials Collection
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
George Washington University Libraries
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FRIDAY MAY 9, 2003 – SUNDAY AUGUST 3, 2003 Launched to coincide with the gallery’s 20th anniversary, The Archive Project was the first time an entire set of Storefront’s newsprints was publicly exhibited. The installation was based around a set of suspended sleeves containing newsletters, as well as a shelf of corresponding binders for each of Storefront’s 120 exhibitions. A timeline illustrating the gallery’s history was applied to the façade. Together, these materials constituted a...
Topics: Storefront, The Archive Project
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Students at Middlebury College stage a “die-in” against racism and police violence in solidarity with protesters at Ferguson, MO and Black Lives Matter. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Racism on campus, Black...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
TUESDAY DECEMBER 12, 1995 – SATURDAY JANUARY 27, 1996 Jean Nouvel’s Architecture Shop  attempts to recreate  the creative energy of  Jean Nouvel’s Parisian atelier   into a gallery setting . Racks of postcards, plastic tubes of posters, packets of slides, and books on Jean Nouvel’s buildings occupied Storefront’s gallery space during the exhibition. Beyond highlighting Nouvel’s architectural work, the show frequently referenced Storefront's surroundings - SoHo’s shopping...
Topics: Shop, Consumption, Paris, Atelier, Postcards, Posters, Slides, Books, SoHo
From Left to Right: Stephen McCarthy (UML), Unknown, Alex Case (UML), Pro-Vice-Chancellor Gerry McCormac (QUB), Bridgette Budhlall (UML), Frank Talty (UML), Ann Marie Hurley (UML)
Topics: UMass Lowell, UML, Center for Irish Partnerships
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 2006 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2006 Ault and Beck’s exhibition  Information  investigated the production of poverty within the U.S. Based on governmental data referring to measures of poverty over the last forty years as well as the increasing income gap,  Information  focused on systemic parameters for what constituted poverty as a socio-economic condition, with particular emphasis on the “poverty line.” In this context, the poverty line is understood as a...
Topics: Poverty, Governmental Data, Income Gap, Poverty Line, Economic
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Left-to-right: Head of Ireland Fund, Patricia Talty, President Michael D. Higgins, Frank Talty
Topics: UMass Lowell, UML, Center for Irish Partnerships
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Pearson Post Industries
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TUESDAY MARCH 26, 1991 – SATURDAY APRIL 20, 1991 In response to Operation Desert Storm, the US-led war that broke out in the Persian Gulf, Pearson Post Industries (a group specialized in ‘defense entertainment technologies’) inaugurated  Operation Desert Cloud  at Storefront. The group called for a ‘special deployment of an unmanned, automated gallery and a multimedia low-definition broadcast-quality music video.’ The main components of  Operation Desert Cloud  are the...
Topics: Operation Desert Storm, Persian Gulf, War, Technology, Video
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Formerly photograph #PA-202 Text on photograph: "John from a painting Dr. James Staughton Born in Bordentown, N.J. 1800 Died in Cincinnati, Ohio August 1833, only son of Dr. William Staughton. Artist Anna Claypool Peale his stepmother, about 1830"
Topics: RG0031, University Historical Materials Collection
George Washington University Libraries
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Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
George Washington University Libraries
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THURSDAY OCTOBER 7, 1999 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13, 1999 (A)way Station  was a traveling exhibition that investigates the physical and psychological dimensions of migration in relation to the domestic space and the city. Compressing migrants and immigrants' experiences into one architectural exhibition, the artists expressed migratory inhabitation at the scale of architectural representation. The installation is comprised of freestanding plywood structures that housed domestic possessions,...
Topics: Migration, Architecture Representation, Plywood, Domesticity, Clothing, Furniture, Resin, Refugee,...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
SATURDAY APRIL 3, 1993 – SATURDAY MAY 1, 1993 In  Body Object Landscape , Michele Saee examined architecture as a spatial extension of all of the senses of the body beyond visual ones. His architectural work emphasizes the role of the human hand in the creative process, in attempting to counteract the proliferation of machine-created forms.
Topics: Body, Senses, Hand, Creative, Machine
George Washington University Libraries
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Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
UMass Lowell Center for Irish Partnerships Archive
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From Left to Right: Anne Marie Hurley (UML), Alex Case (UML), Stephen McCarthy (UML)
Topics: UMass Lowell, UML, Center for Irish Partnerships
From Left to Right: Tony McNally (QUB), Stephen McCarthy (UML), Marion McAfee (QUB), Richard O'Kennedy (DCU), Eileen Harkin-Jones (QUB), Fraser Buchanan (QUB), Peter Hornsby (QUB), Jens Ducree (DCU), Ciarán Fagan (DCU), Nicholas Dunne (QUB), Brian MacCraith (DCU) and Frank Talty (UML)
Topics: UMass Lowell, UML, Center for Irish Partnerships
UMass Lowell Center for Irish Partnerships Archive
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Left-to-right: Anne Marie Hurley, Stephen McCarthy, Marty Meehan, Frank Talty, Victoria Denoon
Topics: UMass Lowell, UML, Center for Irish Partnerships
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
From Left to Right: Susan Braunhut (UML), Stephen McCarthy (UML), Frank Talty (UML), Pro-Vice-Chancellor Gerry McCormac (QUB), Bridgette Budhlall (UML), Alex Case (UML) & Ann Marie Hurley (UML)
Topics: UMass Lowell, UML, Center for Irish Partnerships
UMass Lowell students Andrea Andzenge and Donna Hackley, center left and right, presented at a conference entitled “Fifteen Years of 1325: New Perspectives on Peace & Security” at the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice” at Queen’s University Belfast. They are joined by Dr. Maria Deiana, left, from Queen’s University and by UMass Lowell Prof. Paul Rayman.
Topics: UMass Lowell, UML, Center for Irish Partnerships
WEDNESDAY MARCH 31, 1999 – SATURDAY MAY 1, 1999 Co-curated by Linda Pollak and landscape architect Paula Meijerink,  Landscape Architect  presents an overview of Yves Brunier’s collages of landscape architecture proposals. Throughout his brief career, curtailed by his sudden death at age 29  in 1991 , Brunier reinvented the notion of the garden in the city, illustrating his ideas with imaginative  collages .
Topics: Landscape, Collage, Garden, City, Imagination
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
George Washington University Libraries
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THURSDAY APRIL 28, 1988 – SATURDAY MAY 28, 1988 From  Destruction to Construction  presents an overview of the work of Japanese-born artist Tadashi Kawamata, known for using scrap wood to build precarious scaffolds around vacant lots and buildings. The projects included in the exhibition respond to the history of human interaction with sites around New York. From a median strip between Grand and Broome Streets to a group of semi-demolished buildings in Harlem. Often shaped like twisters,...
Topics: Wood, Scaffolds, Vacant Lots, New York, Broome Street, Harlem
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
View of the Waybury Inn, East Middlebury, undated.
Topics: East Middlebury (Vt.)--Buildings, structures, etc., Addison County (Vt.), East Middlebury (Vt.)
Source: Postcards, Stewart-Swift Research Center at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Students at Middlebury College stage a “die-in” against racism and police violence in solidarity with protesters at Ferguson, MO and Black Lives Matter. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Racism on campus, Black...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Students at Middlebury College stage a “die-in” against racism and police violence in solidarity with protesters at Ferguson, MO and Black Lives Matter. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Racism on campus, Black...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Community members assembling in solidarity with student protesters facing disciplinary action at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, March 2nd protests
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
Topics: RG0044, Office of University Relations Records
THURSDAY JANUARY 13, 2000 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2000  Tony Feher makes sculptures from everyday consumer detritus such as polyethylene shopping bags and plastic soft drink bottles, Feher employed one of his favorite materials – molded Styrofoam used for packing electronics – to create a site-specific installation at Storefront. Arranged in a grid on the floor, sometimes singly, sometimes stacked, these white forms, designed to fill negative space, became positives resembling...
Topics: Sculpture, Styrofoam
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Raúl Cárdenas Osuna, Torolab
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TUESDAY JANUARY 11, 2005 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2005 For their first solo exhibition in New York City, Torolab explores the concept of “emergency architecture.” This work is not a response to a singular catastrophic event but rather a means to address the widespread struggle for basic necessities that characterise daily life in cities such as Tijuana.  Tijuana is the fastest growing city in Mexico, at the heart of a trans-border metropolitan region that stretches from Los Angeles in the...
Topics: Emergency Architecture, Tijuana, Mexico, Migration, Carmen Duran Ponce, Lagunitas, Building...
Formerly photograph #PB-683, Good
Topics: RG0031, University Historical Materials Collection
Left-to-right: Patricia Sullivan Talty, Irish Consul General to Boston Breandán Ó Caollaí, UMass Chancellor Marty Meehan, Wife of Irish Consul General to Boston
Topics: UMass Lowell, UML, Center for Irish Partnerships